India captain Virat Kohli/Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl first against Australia in the first T20I being played in Brisbane's Gabba stadium.
For India Yuzvendra Chahal is out from the best twelve that BCCI announced yesterday. Rishabh Pant will be the wicket-keeper for India despite experienced Dinesh Karthik being present in the team.
Squad for both the teams are the following
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Chris Lynn, D'Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (WK), Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake